Dads Weekend Beer Tasting to benefit Empower

Empower OU student chapter unveils new sales schedule, events calendar for Winter Quarter

Athens, Ohio – When something’s a success, keep it going. That phrase is the motto of Empower OU’s president, Britney Gedeon.

The Empower Campaign, Ohio University student chapter, will partner with Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery, 24 W. Union St., for the second beer tasting this academic year to benefit The Empower Campaign. The Dads Weekend Beer Tasting is from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sat. Jan. 23, 2010.

The Empower Campaign is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating AIDS orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda, Africa. The Empower Campaign moved to Ohio University in 2006, and has quickly become one of the most popular student causes on campus.

Only 60 spots are available for the Dads Weekend Beer Tasting. Reservations cost $15 and include several original brews by Jackie O’s Brewmaster Brad Clark (or B.C. as he’s known around Athens) and light appetizers.

To make reservation for the Dads Weekend Beer Tasting, visit The Empower Campaign jewelry sales from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday in Baker University Center, first floor, or e-mail Empower OU Events Coordinator Jordane Santora at

The Beer Tasting is only the beginning for Empower OU this quarter in Athens. The student group has moved its weekly jewelry sales from Wednesdays to Thursdays. Sales are still 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Baker University Center, first floor, only now every Thursday.

On February 12, 2010, Empower OU will host its first ever Mr. Empower Pageant to benefit The Empower Campaign. The pageant will feature 10 male OU students, each representing a different student organization, competing for $100 and the title of Mr. Empower. Contestants will show case their talent and wit from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Baker Theatre. Admission is $3. For addition information, e-mail Public Relations Officer Ashley Luthern at

The Empower Campaign will also partner with Latitude 39 for a Wine Tasting at 6:30 p.m. March 6, 2010. For more information, contact Latitude 39 at 740-566-0939.

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